Lessons For Portland From The Christchurch Earthquake

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management about her fact-finding mission to Christchurch to see its response to the 2011 earthquake.

Seismic Retrofitting For Oregon Buildings

OPB | Oct. 06, 2014

MONDAY: We'll hear about how prepared Oregon buildings are to withstand a major earthquake, and which ones may be getting upgrades.

Napa Valley Rocked By 6.1 Earthquake

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014

MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.

The Next Tsunami

OPB | March 27, 2014

THURSDAY: Bonnie Henderson's new book, The Next Tsunami: Living On A Restless Coast, explores how our understanding of seismic activity has changed over 50 years.

Audit Finds Problems In Office Of Emergency Management

OPB | Feb. 11, 2014

TUESDAY: An audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office suggests that the state's Office of Emergency Management faces internal challenges that could hamper disaster response.

Oregon Earthquake Commission Predicts Potential Catastrophe

OPB | Feb. 06, 2013

The state's Earthquake Commission finds Oregon is drastically unprepared for an inevitable quake.

Oregon's Japanese Community

OPB | March 21, 2011

We're talking to people in the Northwest who have deep connections to Japanese residents. What insight can they provide about news, needs and the human side of this natural disaster?


OPB | March 11, 2011

The Oregon coast faces a tsunami warning after a massive, deadly earthquake in Japan.

The Big One

OPB | April 21, 2010

Are Northwest people and places ready for the Cascadia subduction earthquake?

The Shoulder Season

OPB | Aug. 28, 2009

What happens when tourists leave the beach?

Rx: Personal Values

OPB | Aug. 19, 2009

What do you expect from the healthcare system?

Is Oregon Prepared?

OPB | Dec. 03, 2008

Looking back at disasters in Oregon's past as well as preparing for the future.